jtclockwork (13246) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Jcwattsrugger. Pours dark brown with tan head. Rubbing alcohol on the nose with licorice, rotting wood and vanilla. Taste is licorice, alcohol, chocolate and dark cherry. Slightly past its prime.
Tmoney99 (13063) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Danny at the Party source.
Poured reddish brown color with an average to large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy malt and earthy hop aroma. Moderate to full body with a smooth slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy biiter sweet flavor to medium bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.
My expectations where met with a complex beer and may become a standout with a year.
argo0 (12854) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2009 10/31/09, 22oz bottle. Hazy cola-brown body topped by small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine, caramel/chocolate, some grapefruit, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, chocolate, grapefruit, some caramel, alcohol. Sticky medium-full body, light resin. 7/3/8/4/15
9/26/09, 22oz bottle. Hazy dark red-brown body with medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine, some spice. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, chocolate, some caramel, grapefruit. Medium-full body, light acidity, fairly smooth. 7/3/8/4/15
Ratman197 (12660) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish amber with a small lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of orange, tangerine, melon, tropical fruit, light carmel and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, pine, pink grapefruit, orange, light tropical fruit and light tangerine with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught) Pours a clear mahogany body with a medium beige head. Aroma of pine, roasted malt, caramel, bread, and citrus. Flavor of roasted malt, hops (pine, grapefruit), and caramel with a bitter finish.
mcberko (12393) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, sent from Glouglouburp, pours dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel malts and citrusy hops. Flavour of molasses, dark fruits, caramel malts, with a nice balance of hops. Delicious.
Lubiere (12360) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark reddish brown ale with a thin dark moka head. Nice aroma of hops, licorice, soy sauce, herbal and complex. In mouth, burned caramel malt with soy sauce, loads of c-hops, toffee, light coffee grains and super warming alcohol. Rich, onctuous, and challenging. Bottle from Probstk, thanks Karl.
jcwattsrugger (11893) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@Richmond Gathering 9-courtesy Fadra (sp?)-22oz bottle-pours a tan head that laces and deep copper color. Aroma is pine, sweet medium malt. Taste is pine with some bite, sweet medium malt. OK carbonation.
thewolf (11875) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought Systembolaget, Malmö.
Pours brown, holding it up in the light, it gets a lovely dark red colour. Relatively large creamy to frothy, beige head. Good duration. Aroma is pleasantly hoppy, fruity, peach, grapefruit. Fine chocolate and roasted malts background. Medium carbonation, lovely dryness and fine creaminess. Flavour is rather vinious at first, lots of mild roasted malts, dark chocolate. Heavy dry bitterness in the end. Good piney, light citric, good peach. There is a slight hint of a metallic edge in the dry and warming aftertaste that detracts a bit.
Scopey (11525) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Blind Tiger Ale House, NYC. It pours dark reddish brown with a thin tan head. The nose is Christmas pudding, pine, dark fruits, currants, rum, date and cherry. The taste is cherry, date, fig, raisin, dark chocolate, caramel, charcoal, toffee and alcohol warmth, with a long dry-bitter finish. It has a sticky mouth-feel and is well balanced, making it an enjoyable American Strong.